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The University of West Georgia is approved by DHS to host F1 and J1 international students and scholars. 

UWG SEVIS Campus Code:  A T L 2 1 4 F 0 0 2 4 7 0 0 0 

YOU are welcome at UWG! 

International Student Admissions and Programs, or "ISAP", is the primary office to guide you through the UWG admissions, visa and pre-arrival process. ISAP will also support your success in the U.S. in alignment with our mission and values.

Studying in the U.S. is an incredible opportunity to expand your global understanding and worldview. UWG is one of the best places to prepare for your academic and professional goals.

  • 2023 US News and World Report rank UWG as #7 in the State of Georgia, #205 in Top Public Schools and #382 in National Universities.

  • UWG offers 100+ programs of study at a competitive price point. Affordability isn't just a consideration: it's part of our mission.

Everything is here for you, and we are here because of you. Again, thank you for choosing University of West Georgia in your journey. We look forward to receiving your application and meeting you soon!


The ISAP Team

The graduate programs at the University of West Georgia set their own requirements needed for admission. As such, please review the admission information listed on the Program Page of the program to which you intend to apply. You can also check the application deadline for your desired program here.

Specialist & Certificates Masters Degrees Doctoral Degrees

Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees are based on the number of credit hours a student is enrolled each semester. For graduate international students, a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester is required for immigration compliance. Students are able to take up to 21 credit hours per semester without special permission.

Tuition and Fees

International Students may wish to seek funding and scholarships while at the University of West Georgia. We recommend that each international student fill out the UWG General Scholarship Application (Scholarship Search below). Students may also qualify for private scholarships or an out of state tuition waiver. All requirements are listed below.

UWG Scholarship Search

Out of State Tuition Waiver

Private Scholarships

Graduate Student Assistantships, Research Assistantships and Teaching Assistantships are also available. These assistantships offer valuable professional development opportunities in various programs and departments within the university for degree-seeking graduate students through supervised work experiences.

Assistantships Information

We estimate the cost of attendance to the University of West Georgia for 1 year to be:

  • Tuition and Fees - $18,500 (Based on 9 credit hours)
  • Mandatory Health Insurance - $3,000
  • Housing - $7,000
  • Meal Plan - $2,400
  • Books - $500
  • Travel - $600
  • Total Estimated Cost: $32,000

These numbers are estimates based on current prices as of Fall 2023. Costs will vary.

Submit Application and Pay Application Fee

Submit your application for admission online and send all supporting documents (application fee, transcripts, test scores and financial guarantee).

Apply Here

A non refundable application fee is required at the time of submission. You will be prompted to pay the application fee through the application portal. Application fee waivers are not typically available for international applicants.

Request Official Transcripts

Official transcripts are certified copies of official documents from each college, university and/or technical schools attended. Records must include courses completed, grades or marks earned, and certificates or degrees awarded. Include a certified English translation of all documents not written in English.

Academic Credential Evaluations

An Academic Credential Evaluation is required for all course work that is not awarded by a recognized institution holding United States accreditation. We have the ability to perform this type of evaluation within our office at no cost to you. Applicants are responsible for reaching out to global@westga.edu to request that we perform the evaluation for them once their official transcripts are received. We reserve the right to request an official evaluation in the event that we are unable to perform the evaluation ourselves. The evaluation service utilized must belong to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). All evaluations must be course-by-course, with GPA conversion.

Note: Any document UWG receives becomes property of UWG and will not be returned to you.

Submit Any Other Documents Your Program Requires

Each graduate program at UWG sets their own requirements for acceptance into the program. Check your program for a list of these documents.

Proof of English Proficiency

All students must meet West Georgia's English Language Proficiency requirement. 

  • For those whose first language is English, the requirement can be waived based on completion of a degree taught in the English language from an English-based educational system (USA, Canada, UK, Australia, etc.).
  • For others, proof of English proficiency is required, and a number of exams are acceptable. For most students, the TOEFL or IELTS exams are the most common with the following score requirements:
TestMost ProgramsPrograms Taught in the College of Business
IELTS Academic6.0 Overall6.5 Overall

Follow the steps on our New Student Checklist